Top tips for renting a car at Panama City Tocumen Intl Airport
One of the best things about car rental at Panama City Tocumen International Airport (PTY) are the number of transportation options that are available to get you from the airport to the center of the city. The problem with some of these options is that if you are traveling with a large group that has a lot of luggage it can be somewhat onerous to try to travel by these means of transportation. On top of that, if you're planning a longer visit to this area constantly paying for transportation to get you from place to place can start to add up quickly. That is what makes renting a car here such a convenient and affordable option.
A nice feature of flying to this airport is that there are no less than about 10 rental car companies that have an operation here offering car rental at Panama City Tocumen International Airport. There are some local companies as well as all the major rental car brands most travelers would be familiar with. All the rental car companies have customer service counters within the terminal buildings in the arrival hall near the baggage claim area. All the cars for rent can sit in the parking lots that are adjacent to the terminal building.
When you are ready to return your car rental at Panama City Tocumen International Airport the process is quite simple. As you approach the airport on Avenida Domingo Diaz you should keep an eye out for the ample signage directing to the rental car area. Once there, park in an appropriate location for your rental car company, lock your car, and then drop your contract and your keys in the dropbox for a contactless drop-off option. If you do need to speak to somebody about your rental, the staff is generally available from early in the morning until well into the evening to assist you.
Because this is such a popular tourist destination, you'll often find that Panama City Tocumen International Airport car rental can be difficult during the weekend and holiday periods when people are doing a lot of traveling. This will especially be true on Friday afternoons when a lot of people may be arriving for weekends.
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FAQs about renting a car at Panama City Tocumen Intl Airport
Because you can expect consistently warm weather in this area and because there's so much to see you do while you're here, renting a convertible is a great option to soak in all this amazing part of the world has to offer. If you've brought the entire family with you for a vacation, a better choice would be a minivan or an SUV to get all of them and all of your stuff around in style and comfort.
When you rent a car at this airport you need to provide the rental car company with a valid driver's license from your country of origin. When you use this method for a rental you can rent the car for up to 90 days without any additional requirements. If you plan on renting a car for more than 90 days, you will need to obtain a national license. If the license in question is not in English or Spanish, you also need to present an International Driving Permit for your rental.
One of the great things about having all the rental car customer service counters inside of the terminal building of the airport is that travelers will find all the amenities they would expect to find at any major airport. As such, at this airport travelers should expect to find plenty of restroom facilities, ATMs, currency exchange services, electronic charging stations, restaurants and cafés, retail stores, duty-free shops, as well as pharmacy and luggage storage services.
On average a rental car at Panama City Tocumen Intl Airport costs C$ 25 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at National (C$ 7/day), Dollar (C$ 7/day) and Firefly (C$ 7/day).
Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Panama City Tocumen Intl Airport to off-airport locations include National, Dollar, Thrifty, Budget, Economy Rent a Car, and Ace.